University of Applied Sciences (UAS) hits headlines recently in China. The reason is simple. The country's higher education systems consists of mostly research universities, are finding it harder and harder for themselves to satisfy their job market demands. It seems that UAS provides a way out.
However, learning from another system almost always consolidates the widely known expression â€˜easier said than doneâ€™. Changing the infrastructure necessitates labor, time, patience, and most importantly, a wholesome plan. For this purpose, we have invited Ms. Ann-Catherine Lyon, State Councilor and Head of Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton Vaud, Switzerland, to share her experiences of establishing the Swiss UAS system in front of her Chinese peers.